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Teen asked to adapt 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' for stage

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A new stage adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" has been commissioned from an up-and-coming playwright not much older than Sawyer was in the landmark book. more »»

Vermont police to discuss Durst, long-missing student

March 24, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — An 18-year-old Vermont college student who disappeared in 1971 was last seen near a health food store owned by millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst. more »»

Vermont student missing since '71 seen near Durst's store

March 24, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — An 18-year-old Vermont college student who disappeared in 1971 was last seen near a health food store owned by millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst. more »»

New York Senate set to back legalizing mixed martial arts

March 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Senate is set to vote for the fifth straight year for legalizing professional mixed martial arts and end the state's position as the last one prohibiting the sport. more »»

Dad: Fugitive son afraid his Facebook trial wouldn't be fair

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a fugitive accused of falsely claiming he's owed a majority ownership in Facebook says his son doesn't trust the criminal justice system. more »»

Lockups in 5 states to lessen use of solitary confinement

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-based criminal justice nonprofit says it will work with jails and prisons in five states to reduce the use of solitary confinement. more »»

Google hires Morgan Stanley's Ruth Porat as CFO

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is leaving the New York investment bank for the same job at Googl. more »»

David Byrne joins his tribute concert

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne crashed his own tribute concert, leading a marching band down the aisle at Carnegie Hall and, eventually, to an onstage dance party to the tune of "Uptown Funk. more »»

Budget talks center on Cuomo's education, ethics reforms

March 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state budget talks are pivoting on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's calls for greater income disclosure for lawmakers and proposals to revise teacher evaluations and tenure. more »»

Police: Man robbed same bank twice in 2 weeks in 2012

March 24, 2015

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — State police say they've charged a 54-year-old man with robbing the same upstate New York bank twice within two week more than two years ago. more »»

Man charged in parental kidnapping contests cellphone bills

March 24, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y (AP) — A Virginia businessman charged with aiding in a parental kidnapping says prosecutors shouldn't be allowed to use cellphone bills in their case against him. more »»

NYC dance performance targets social injustice

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — An emotionally charged series in New York City is exploring racial and social injustice through dance, photography and public dialogue. more »»

$430K in counterfeit perfume seized at northern NY border

March 24, 2015

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities say U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized more than $430,000 in counterfeit perfume at a border crossing in northern New York. more »»

Man accused of delivering deadly punch

March 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — A Bronx man has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly delivering a deadly punch to a neighbor during a parking dispute. more »»

Syracuse Nationals to be honored on anniversary of NBA title

March 24, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League are honoring one of the signature moments in the sports history of the city. more »»

Port Authority toll collector marks 50 years on the job

March 24, 2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A woman has been collecting tolls for 50 years at the bridges and tunnels between New Jersey and New Yor. more »»

 
 
 

 

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